The jobless rate was up from 13.8 per cent in the previous quarter, its lowest level since the third quarter of 2008 but still the highest rate in the eurozone after Greece.
Indonesia’s workers will stage further mass protests across the country if President Joko Widodo signs new jobs measures into law next week, the head of the main labour group said on Saturday.
Some Filipinos in Dubai and the Northern Emirates have backpedalled on their decision to be repatriated having found jobs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Of an estimated 300,000 Sri Lankans here, less than ten per cent of them — around 25,000 — had registered with the Sri Lankan diplomatic missions a few months ago for repatriation. Now, many of them do not want to go as they have started getting new jobs after the economy opened up here," Malraj De Silva, the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the UAE, said.
Though the $12.8-billion outsourcing behemoth in 2017 committed to hiring 10,000 American workers in two years, it exceeded the target by creating 13,000.
Anglo-Dutch energy major Shell said Wednesday it will axe 7,000-9,000 jobs by the end of 2022 in a major overhaul to combat plunging oil prices driven by the coronavirus pandemic.
It will ease foreign workers’ contractual restrictions, including freedom to change jobs, the kingdom's deputy minister for human resources Abdullah Bin Nasser Abuthunain said on Wednesday.
Sheikh Mohammed revealed that the UAE economy managed to create 248,000 jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic including 100,000 jobs in the retail and 148,000 jobs in the financial, technology and communications sectors.